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Whole-Home DVR Service with newer receivers H25+ (DECA only)


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#1 OFFLINE   twowheelchopper

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

I have 3 DTV receivers in separate locations I have connected with ethernet connections (without DECA) to use Whole-Home DVR Service. Since the newer receivers are not coming with ethernet ports and will rely on DECA, what will my options be in the future if I get a new receiver(s) with out the ethernet port? Keep in mind I want to keep equipment cost low.

My current setup:
1 - MPEG-4 Compatible "Slim line" Ka/Ku Band Dish (Non-SWM)
1 - Zinwell 6x8 Multiswitch (WB68)
1 - HR21
2 - H21s

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#2 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:37 AM

H25s require SWiM, so the only option would be to upgrade to SWiM if you get an H25. The HR34 definitely requires SWiM. It may be that most/all future models will require SWiM.

#3 OFFLINE   mattgwyther

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:41 AM

If you order your equipment through DirecTV, they will require "rolling a truck" for install. The installer should upgrade you to SWM free of charge, and convert your MRV to DECA unless you stop them.
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#4 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:54 AM

I have 3 DTV receivers in separate locations I have connected with ethernet connections (without DECA) to use Whole-Home DVR Service. Since the newer receivers are not coming with ethernet ports and will rely on DECA, what will my options be in the future if I get a new receiver(s) with out the ethernet port? Keep in mind I want to keep equipment cost low.

My current setup:
1 - MPEG-4 Compatible "Slim line" Ka/Ku Band Dish (Non-SWM)
1 - Zinwell 6x8 Multiswitch (WB68)
1 - HR21
2 - H21s


At some point you will likely be forced to SWM which has it's advantages and perhaps negotiate a Whole Home upgrade on the cheap in the process.

I've used an ICK (pre wireless Internet Connection Kit) to integrate 2 H25s to my SWM 8 using DECA while my 7 DVRS run Ethernet on my SWM16 and it's a seamless integration.

Your dish could be used to feed a SWM8 and with a BSF and a green label splitter you could add the current CCK and maintain your Ethernet but at some point really you may be best served just negotiating a good price on a WHDVR upgrade and let DTV drive the bus for you.

My setup is for all intents and purposes a commercial install due to size and scope and currently I am best served on the hybrid I have but as the technology matures I look forward to becoming a passenger on the bus myself.

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